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Soul & Heart - 8 panels mosaic - IC1848, IC1805 - H-alpha only

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Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ106ED

Imaging camera: Alta U8300

Mount: 10micron GM2000 HPS II GM2000

Guiding telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ106ED

Guiding camera: Atik 16IC

Software: PixInsight 1.8MaximDL 5Adobe Photoshop CS5

Filters: Ha 5nmOIII 5nmSII 5nm

Accessory: Atik EFW2 Filter Wheel

Resolution: 8382x5829

Dates: Aug. 25, 2016

Frames: 125x600"

Integration: 20.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 51.78%

Astrometry.net job: 1284457

RA center: 40.717 degrees

DEC center: 61.270 degrees

Orientation: 179.118 degrees

Field radius: 2.976 degrees

Locations: Observatoire personnel, Vérossaz, Valais, Switzerland

Description

125 raw H-alpha images of 10 minutes each unbinned

20h50 total exposure from 08/22/2016, 08/23/2016, 08/24/2016 and 08/25/2016

A full resolution of 8332x5829 pixels for a total of 48MPixels
FOV 4.8° x 3.4°
50 bias + 50 dark + 50 flats for calibration in CCDStack

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Takahashi FSQ106ED @f/5 530mm focal length with ONAG XT (http://www.innovationsforesight.com/), Apogee Alta U8300 monochrome @-30°C and Astrodon narrowband H-alpha 5nm filter on 10micron GM2000 HPS II
Software: MaximDL to capture - SkySurveyor to calculate mosaic tiles and to automatically move the scope to the next tile coordinate - SharpLock to keep the optical train perfectly focused - CCDStack to calibrate, register, normalize, data reject and combine - Registar and PixInsight for mosaic assembly - Photoshop CC and PixInsight for non-linear streching.

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